As per usual, previous winners and the top three from this year’s competition came back to compete for the title of Christmas champion. Could Tom, Jill, or Alesha add another trophy to their cabinet, or would Rachel, Kelly and Lisa finally get their hands on the prize? Continue reading
At last, the end is near, and so we face the final foxtrot- but who would lift the mirrorball trophy in 2008?
First up, every couple had to redo their highest scoring ballroom and Latin numbers from the main series; interestingly enough, this led to everyone doing a foxtrot for the ballroom, but allowed for a little more variety in the Latin. Continue reading
It’s down to the wire now, with those two places in the final all depending on the highly technical Argentine tango, as well as our couples’ choice of favourite fance, redone with new music and choreography. Who would shine on the floor, and whose number was up? Continue reading
Now that it’s down to the final four, there’s not much to choose between our remaining contestants- and it could take just one bad dance for someone to fall behind the pack. But who would end up waltzing into the final, and who would be stumbling home? Continue reading
The time has come to ramp things up a notch; with only five couples left, the four places in next week’s show are going to be hotly contested by not one but two dances. Who will up their game and who will take a nosedive into obscurity?
Rachel & Vincent (waltz): I didn’t like the choice of music as the beat was hard to follow, and Rachel’s ‘princess’ dress obscured her footwork, but that aside, this was a very good dance. Rachel’s routines still aren’t proving as memorable as the best that Strictly has to offer, but she is still talented. Continue reading
The big story of the week was the withdrawal of John Sergeant, an event which somehow made the national news and even merited a press conference. With John gone, it meant another two person final, but at leas the show could finally get down to the dancing instead of the media circus. Continue reading
The big story of the week is that John Sergeant has decided to drop out of Strictly, but let’s put that aside for a moment and concentrate on what actually went on last Saturday.
Special- Children in Need
For Children in Need, Tess Daly and Terry Wogan each performed a dance with one of the Strictly pros. Continue reading
I wish this could be like last year’s Week 8 post when I actually got to go to the show, but alas, it was not to be.
Nine little dancers, waltzing for their fate- one tripped up, and then there were eight
- Tom & Camilla (quickstep): Although it couldn’t quite match up to Austin’s quickstep from last week, Tom still did a very good job, and his energetic solo piece added to the routine rather than distracted from it. Continue reading
With ten couples left, everyone got to perform a different dance this week- but who would master their respective style and who would have been better off watching from the audience?
Ten Little Dancers, standing in a line- one got voted out, and then there were nine
- Austin & Erin (quickstep): “Wonderful! Marvellous!” said the song, and when it comes to this quickstep, I’m inclined to agree. Of course, nothing will match Anton and Erin’s quickstep, but this was an excellent routine nonetheless, and a great way to start the evening. Continue reading
In the sixth week of the competition, our contestants have to tackle the most advanced dances of all- the whirling Viennese waltz or the passionate paso doble, the dance of the bullfight.
Viennese waltz vs. paso doble
- Lisa & Brendan (paso doble): The paso doble is a very hard dance to sell- get it wrong and you look faintly ridiculous rather than at all convincing. Continue reading